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NYC Parks Events Calendar

Get up, get out, and do something! Just about any day of the year, you can find something fun, informative, and healthy to enjoy at an area park. Feel free to browse the listings below, or use the search tools to find an event that matches your interests and location.

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Saturday, May 13, 2017

May13

Garden Highlights Walk

at Perkins Visitors Center (in Wave Hill), Bronx

11:00 a.m.12:00 p.m.
Join us for an hour-long tour of seasonal garden highlights.
Category: Nature, Tours
Free!

May13

Birding: Ridgewood Reservoir

at Vermont Place Parking Lot (in Highland Park), Queens This is an Accessible location

11:00 a.m.12:30 p.m.
Our Urban Park Rangers will guide you to the best wildlife viewing spots in the urban jungle.
Category: Birding, Nature, Wildlife
Free!

Must See
Event
May13

Butterfly Exploration

at Blue Heron Nature Center (in Blue Heron Park), Staten Island This is an Accessible location

11:00 a.m.12:30 p.m.
Come view the many different species of butterflies that call New York their home.
Category: Nature, Wildlife
Free!

May13

Conservatory Garden Tour

at Vanderbilt Gate (in Central Park), Manhattan

11:00 a.m.12:30 p.m.
Join Central Park Conservancy for a staff-led tour through three gardens in one at Central Park's Conservatory Garden.
Category: Tours

May13

Central Park Tour: West Side Stories

at 81st Street and Central Park West (in Central Park), Manhattan

11:00 a.m.12:30 p.m.
Discover some of the secret spots that the park's West Siders know and love: a lost village, a poetic garden, and a bridge with a spectacular view.
Category: Education, Nature, History, Tours, Seniors
Free!

May13

Walt Whitman Walking Tour of Fort Greene Park

at Fort Greene Park Visitor Center (in Fort Greene Park), Brooklyn This is an Accessible location

11:00 a.m.12:30 p.m.
Join the Fort Greene Park Conservancy for our first walking tour of the year! Take a walk around the park and learn more about the important role Walt Whitman played in Fort Greeneā€¦
Category: History, Tours
Free!

Must See
Event
May13

Kids Drawing and Poetry Workshop

at 99 Plymouth Street (in Brooklyn Bridge Park), Brooklyn This is an Accessible location

11:00 a.m.12:30 p.m.
Jesse Chun, whose installation Twenty Five Hours is on display at 99 Plymouth, will lead a workshop for kids ages seven to 11 on drawing and poetry.
Category: Education, Art, Best for Kids
Free!

Best For
Kids
May13

Compost Giveaway with Open Bin NYC 2017

at Lehman College, Bronx

11:00 a.m.2:00 p.m.
Come and see how this institution manages the organic waste generated on their grounds and in the cafeteria!
Category: Nature
Free!

May13

Shape Up NYC/M.A.P Outdoor Fitness Party

at CAMBA Cornerstone at Boulevard, Brooklyn

11:00 a.m.2:00 p.m.
Participants will engage in free fitness class demos, including Zumba, dance fitness, Yoga, and ending with a dance party for the community. Light refreshments will be served.
Category: Dance, Fitness, Outdoor Fitness
Free!

May13

It's My Park at Ocean Breeze Park

at Ocean Breeze Park, Staten Island This is an Accessible location

11:00 a.m.2:00 p.m.
Volunteer with NYC Parks to create a better and cleaner outdoor space at Ocean Breeze Park.
Category: Volunteer, It's My Park
Free!

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